Hence the sun (according to Mimnermus ap. Athenaeum xi.
From the time of Mimnermus this form seems to have presented itself as the most natural vehicle for the poetry of pleasure in an age of luxury, refinement and incipient decay.
Elegiac poets (4): Callinus, Mimnermus, Philetas, Callimachus.
1 The earliest Greek writer who mentions the name is Mimnermus of Colophon, in the 37th Olympiad.
The Colophonian conquest is mentioned by Mimnermus (before 600 B.C.), who counts himself equally a Colophonian and a Smyrnaean.
Mimnermus laments the degeneracy of the citizens of his day, who could no longer stem the Lydian advance.